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Blue, a stray dog from Ozark County, now lives in Cambrils, Spain, with his owner Angela Gutiérrez. Angela decided to take Blue home with her to Spain after he showed up at her Tecumseh-area home during the year she spent here as a foreign exchange student.
Blue, a spunky little dog with sand-colored fur and mismatched eyes, has found a home in the salty air of the Spanish costal town of Cambrils – and, more importantly, in the heart of 16-year-old Angela Gutiérrez. But it wasn’t that long ago that Blue was wandering the backroads of Ozark County,...

Matthew J. England
When Doug Hawkins read last week’s Ozark County Times and saw that the Matthew J. England Memorial 5K run/walk had been cancelled because Matthew’s mom, Pamela Hengen, who has organized the event for the past five years, was having health problems, he immediately sent a screenshot of the story and...

Barbara Loftis, left, is retiring from hairstyling, a job she started in 1963. She’s shown here with Michelle Anderson, owner of the Michelle’s Shear Artistry salon, where Barbara has worked the last 12 years of her career. The salon is hosting an open house for Barbara from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.
Barbara Loftis will celebrate her upcoming retirement Friday by doing the same thing she’s done regularly for the last 55 years, more or less. She’ll be cutting and curling, styling and blow-drying hair.  Friends, relatives and clients are invited to stop by Michelle’s Shear Artistry Salon, on the...

Matthew J. England
When Doug Hawkins read last week’s Ozark County Times and saw that the Matthew J. England Memorial 5K run/walk had been cancelled because Matthew’s mom, Pamela Hengen, who has organized the event for the past five years, was having health problems, he immediately sent a screenshot of the story and...

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The early session of youth firearms deer season will be held Oct. 27-28. Youth ages 6 to 15 are eligible to participate. Only one deer of either sex may be taken during the early youth portion. The late portion of this year’s youth season will be held Nov. 23-25. For more information or to purchase...
A Missouri Department of Conservation hunter education skills session class will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 3, in the Gainesville High School library. Participants must be at least 11 years old on or before the date of the class. They must register online by going to mdc.mo.gov and...

Cpl. Deborah “Deb” Miller
Friends, family and former co-workers are invited to a retirement party for Deborah “Deb” Miller from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at The Center on Highway 5 north at the Gainesville city limits. Miller, a 1981 Gainesville High School graduate, is the daughter of the late Samuel Lee Heriford,...

Pippin CPA Bulldogs: Members of the fifth- and sixth-grade Pippin CPA Bulldogs are, from left, (front row) Ryder Murphy, Tyler Conkey, Lyle Pippin, Jacob Laub, Thomas Latham, Garrett Ham, Peyton Hathcock, Macray Hambelton, Dominic Buswell; (second row) Alex Van Meter, Walker House, Tate Uchtman, Jackson Uchtman, Logan Hillhouse, Grant Leeker, Dakota Prine, Austin Pecina, Albert Latham, Isaac Pippin; (back) coaches David Murphy and Tom Leeker. Players not pictured: Colton Scheets, Evan Jenkins and Gaige Samuels. Photo by Karla Smith.
Back in 2013 a representative from the Ozark Football Association came to Gainesville and pitched the idea of forming two Bulldogs youth tackle football teams. A small group of parents attended the meeting, and it was decided that we would try to find enough third- through sixth-grade age kids to...
The state has discontinued the prosecution of statutory rape and statutory sodomy charges against Gainesville resident Bryan Mohr after the state was unable to produce a witness to testify. The Ozark County Prosecuting Attorney’s office confirmed to the Times that a nolle prosequi, a discretionary...
Gainesville-based White River Valley Electric Co-op linemen Steve Martin and Tyler Headrick were among the WRVEC linemen who recently competed in state and international lineman competitions. Pictured here during the state competition: from left, Corey Sanders, Jason Crouch, Rick Aulgur and Mark...

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